Doutzen Kroes received 18,817 euros in NOW support in five rounds to get through the corona crisis,

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based on data from the UWV executive agency.

This has caused a stir, because the model is regularly critical of corona policy and is said to have a capital of around 29 million euros.

However, she is also entitled to corona support.

Since the start of the corona crisis, the NOW subsidy has been applicable to every entrepreneur who has suffered a loss of turnover of at least 20 percent compared to a year ago.

The calculation is made quarterly and applicants are entitled to 80 percent of their loss of turnover.

In the first three rounds it was still 85 percent.

It may seem crooked that Kroes, who according to the Quote Top 100 of Young Millionaires has 29 million euros in assets, has been able to receive almost 19,000 euros in NOW support through her company AHAU Gele Zon BV. gets.

After all, she has to continue to pay her staff and, like everyone else, has some fixed costs.

On the other hand, there is a fuss about the fact that Kroes has regularly criticized corona policy on social media in the past and has little faith in the corona virus.

Of course, this does not alter the fact that it does suffer the consequences of the restrictions imposed and is therefore entitled to state aid.

A total of 450,000 applications for NOW support

It is not entirely clear how many companies have applied for NOW support in the past four quarters, but the UWV received a total of 450,000 applications.

Many companies have applied for support several times.

KLM was the largest consumer of NOW subsidy.

The hotel site Booking.com also applied for wage support, but it paid back the support in full when it turned out that the company had made a profit and had paid large bonuses to management.

The cabinet abolished all corona support in October, because the economy was recovering.

But now that the country is partly locked again, the Reimbursement for Fixed Lasten (TVL) and the NOW support for wage costs are already making a comeback.

The government has earmarked 2.2 billion euros for this.

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